July 14, 2006

Aftershock Thoughts

You know how after a shocking event you can't seem to think of anything. But as time goes on, suddenly ideas begin to reform themselves in your mind, and some of them seem ridiculously stupid in the context of the big picture?

I've been having several of those all day. Things such as:

  • I get loads of hits from people searching for “Felipe Lopez tattoos” and “is Austin Kearns married?” Maybe I should donate their Human League profiles to a deserving Nationals blog.
  • I follow the Reds for the players. If they trade away my favorite players, am I no longer a Reds' fan?
  • I wonder whether Wayne Krivsky is sad that the overwhelming majority of people think he's an asshat today.

To that last point, apparently the overwhelming majority don't. Or at least, not the overwhelming majority of those who feel the need to respond to online polls.

The Enquirer's poll asks “Do you agree with the Reds' decision to trade Austin Kearns, Felipe Lopez and Ryan Wagner?” At the time of this writing 59.11% did.

Lance McAlister asks “Are the Reds a better team today than they were yesterday?” Right now, 75% say yes.

The Dayton Daily News wants to know “Did the Reds get enough for Austin Kearns, Felipe Lopez and Ryan Wagner?” Only 40.78%, so at least the DDN is getting closer to asking the right question.

Not that I'd want to influence the results or anything, but all the polls are still open to cast your vote.

And if you know of someone looking for some slightly used human league profiles…you might send them my way.

3 comments to “Aftershock Thoughts”

  1. Daedalus says:

    It’s good to see that a majority of people have some sense in that poll.

  2. Daedalus says:

    the enquirer poll, that is. i’ve been a reds fan all of my life. it’s not about the players, it’s about the team. and i am sick of losing all the time. no matter how bad kearns looks in blue.

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    It’s tricky wording to that Enquirer poll question, because as-written I would answer “yes” myself. Trading Kearns and Lopez wasn’t a bad idea; I just wish they’d gotten more for them.

    It’s like the family is hungry and we have a bag of diamonds. So we sent Uncle Wayne out to get us some food with it and he comes back with a half dozen carrots.

    Us: What the hell?
    Uncle Wayne: What? We needed food.
    Us: You traded $10,000 worth of diamonds for $0.35 worth of carrots.
    Uncle Wayne: Yeah, but we can eat these NOW.

    Again, hyperbole. I know. It’s a metaphor!